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  • White Boy Runningby Christopher Hope

    Pan Macmillan UK 2004; US$ 14.54

    The classic memoir of growing up in South Africa during the apartheid regime. Full of exquisite and despairing descriptions of the landscape the White Boy is running through, this mordantly witty account of escape, displacement and disillusionment is a modern classic of journalistic memoir. more...

  • The People of Devon in the First World Warby David Parker

    The History Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    This beautifully illustrated social history of Devon during the First World War examines the cultural changes brought about during this period. Every sector of society felt the impact of the war acutely. People pulled together in some things, and pulled apart in others. Men had to decide whether to enlist or not, and risk the social, moral and physical... more...

  • Africa in Contemporary Perspectiveby Takyiwaa Manuh; Esi Sutherland-Addy

    Sub-Saharan Publishers 2014; US$ 49.95

    An important feature of Ghanaian tertiary education is the foundational African Studies Programme which was initiated in the early 1960s. Unfortunately hardly any readers exist which bring together a body of knowledge on the themes, issues and debates which inform and animate research and teaching in African Studies particularly on the African continent.... more...

  • The International Impact of the Boer Warby Keith M. Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 32.95

    Although much has been written about the conduct of the war in South Africa, very little has been written about how it was regarded on the world stage by powers both great and small. This collection of specially commissioned essays seeks for the first time to put the Boer War (1899-1902) in its international context. Each of the core chapters focuses... more...

  • Girl on the Edge: A Memoirby Ruth Carneson

    Cover2Cover Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    Ruth was four years old when her father was arrested for high treason and her world was turned upside-down. She grew up in constant fear of Special Branch policemen knocking on the door to arrest her mother or father, prominent South African communist. Ruth learned how to keep her mouth shut, to look out for microphones in the walls and to beware of... more...

  • Robert Sobukwe - How can Man Die Betterby Benjamin Pogrund

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2015; US$ 11.99

    ‘I am greatly privileged to have known him and to have fallen under his spell. His long imprisonment, restriction and early death were a major tragedy for our land and the world.’ – ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU on Sobukwe On 21 March 1960, Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe led a mass defiance of South Africa’s pass laws. He urged blacks... more...

  • The Making of Modern South Africaby Nigel Worden

    Wiley 2011; US$ 39.95

    The new edition of The Making of Modern South Africa provides a comprehensive, current introduction to the key themes and debates concerning the history of this controversial country. Engagingly written, the author provides a sharp, analytical overview of the new South Africa.  Examines the major issues in South Africa's history, from pre-colonial... more...

  • The Lion Sleeps Tonightby Rian Malan

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2013; US$ 13.84

    For Rian Malan, the blessing of living in South Africa is that every day presents him with material whose richness astounds those who live in saner places. Twenty years after the publication of his bestseller My Traitor's Heart , he is still strongly committed to the struggle against suffocating political rectitude. Malan eviscerates politicians,... more...

  • At the Fireside - Volume 1by Roger Webster

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2013; US$ 5.99

    At the Fireside was born out of the need to preserve, retell and rekindle some of the stories of events and lives that have shaped and coloured South Africa. This book recalls our history and enables the reader to relive the stories of our sometimes forgotten past. These are tales of bravery and honour, greed and failure, hope and despair, but ultimately... more...

  • South Africa - Country Profileby International Labour Office

    International Labour Office 2007; US$ 5.00

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